Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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RE[2]: Stop blocking ads!
by aent on Sun 29th Jul 2007 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Stop blocking ads!"
aent
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2006-01-25

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way around these yet, so I just refuse to watch them at all. Plus, I try to shun the IGN sites whenever possible in general now.
Yes, when a website is displaying so many ads that viewing it becomes too much of a pain, stop viewing it. If enough people stop viewing it, the website is likely to rethink the position of displaying this type of ads, as very intrusive ads that no one views make a lot less money then non-intrusive ads that tons of people view. I encourage everyone to stop visiting websites that display insane, extremely annoying ads, as I do so myself. If they take a hard enough hit, its not going to pay for them to continue showing the ads. That is the whole point.

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